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Liked a comment about video Harry Heath Follows Aaron Gwin in Socal - Helmet Cam 1/30/2015 8:40 AM
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Hikers on Telonics... BOOOOOOOO. So clearly a DH trail and there are dozens of other safer, multi-use trails in the immediate vicinity. Great way to endanger everyone's safety including the baby the papa hiker was carrying. USE COMMON SENSE!

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Liked a comment about video FOX MTB Presents Cam McCaul 1/23/2015 5:40 PM
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Yeah, he's getting paid to bike, but you can tell Cam just loves to ride his bike.

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Liked a comment about video FOX MTB Presents Cam McCaul 1/23/2015 5:33 PM
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Love/hate seeing vids like this featuring secret trails that I know are 10 minutes from my home. How about just a cryptic hint?

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Liked a comment about video Kangaroo 1, Cyclist 0 - Cycling Commuter Hit by Kangaroo in Australia 1/22/2015 8:49 AM
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Liked a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 7:54 AM
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Yes, anyone who passed grade school math can do that. But I shouldn't have to rely on Pythagoras when the manufacturers can just provide the measurement. And many still don't post reach/stack or use conflicting axel/crown measures. Downtube length doesn't rely on any other variable. It's not the sole basis for comparison but it's a constant that anyone can find on their own bike in seconds. It's also the only tube (along w/ head tube height and angle) that determines the fit when standing. Would love to hear a reason why it's not useful to know?

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Liked a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 7:49 AM
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I've been harping on this for years to my friends in the bike biz to no avail, but I really wish manufacturers would publish their downtube measurements. I know, I know its not perfect but it will give you at least a ballpark figure of how a bike will fit while standing (though it will be effected by head angle, headtube height,and fork height as well). Reach is a great # but it's not actually something that can be easily measured in person, whereas I can go up to any 2 bikes with say a 160mm travel fork and measure the downtube with a tape measure to get at least some idea how they will fit (or measure center bb to top, middle, or bottom of head tube if you really want to nerd out).
Somehow geo charts manage to have every conceivable degree and measurement except downtube length. The front of the bike is a triangle but we only get the figures for the 2 sides that effect fit while sitting. Why, in 2015 are we still sizing non-xc/road bikes based on that criteria?

Connect the origins of the 2 invisible reach and stack lines where they meet the frame and you draw a line from center BB to top/center head tube. Call it 'effective reach' or some other buzz word if you like, but just do it already!

If the manufactures won't do it, maybe the mags will?

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Liked a comment about video B.C. Shuttle Bus 1/15/2015 6:30 PM
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Man, I think it's sweet that their racks can fit G4 Team Issues. Not the case with Springs Metro.

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Liked a comment about feature Origins of the MTB Whip Contest 1/15/2015 8:19 AM
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Liked a comment about press release Hill and Brosnan to Enduro Against Graves and Clementz? RockShox Enduro Challenge 1/8/2015 8:56 AM
Liked a comment about video Aaron Gwin and Mitch Ropelato Get Rowdy on Specialized FatBoys 1/5/2015 9:51 AM
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You can see them struggling to muscle them through the corners. Aside from snow riding fat bikes are pretty clowny...

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Liked a comment about video Aaron Gwin and Mitch Ropelato Get Rowdy on Specialized FatBoys 1/5/2015 9:51 AM
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Liked a comment about video Aaron Gwin and Mitch Ropelato Get Rowdy on Specialized FatBoys 1/5/2015 9:51 AM
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Why should they not have fun on it? It would be very un-pro not to.

Yet, would they buy those with their own money? And ride them regularly?

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